We source these Super Blue Lavender Flowers from France where they grow both wild and cultivated in the rocky soil of the mountainous Provence region. The petite, blue to violet-colored flowers, which have a sweet, herbaceous scent, have numerous sweet and savory culinary applications. Lavender pairs well with lamb and makes a tasty flavoring for ice cream. Other food affinities include apple jelly, butter, cream, custard, dark chocolate, honey, sugar, tea and vinegar. Lavender should be used cautiously as it can overwhelm a dish if too much is used. It is best to infuse in cream or simple syrups, strain and discard the the flowers after extraction. Additionally, grinding a small amount into a fine powder works well for baked goods or adding a small pinch of whole flowers to tea blends will impart their floral essence. Just remember you can always add more of something but you cannot take it out so start with just a pinch.
Storage Conditions - Store in a cool, dry place. Shelf Life 36 months
Gluten Status - This product by nature does not contain the gluten proteins found in wheat, rye or barley.
GMO Status - This product does not contain genetically engineered ingredients.
Vegan Status - This product does not contain any animal derived products including meat, milk, seafood, eggs, honey or bone char.